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UK travel update: pre-departure Covid tests dropped

PM Boris Johnson announced, 5 January, that travellers arriving in England will no longer have to take pre-departure Covid tests from 4am on 7 January. He also announced that travellers arriving in the UK will not have to isolate until they receive a negative PCR test. Instead, travellers are asked to take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) on day two after their arrival. However, if the result is positive...

BTA reveals £3.38bn loss to UK GDP due to lower levels of business travel

The Business Travel Association (BTA) has revealed that the UK lost £3.38bn (US$4.49bn) in GDP in the final week of November, due to the lower level of business travel trips following the continued impact of Covid-19. Data from Travelogix shows that, in the final week of November 2021 international business travel trips from the UK were 54.83% lower than the same week in 2019, and there were 279,5...